Mold Removal vs. Mold Remediation: What’s the Difference?

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Indoor mold is a common problem in both Portland homes and businesses, as the city receives an average of nearly 34 inches of rain per year. Mold thrives in environments with a lot of moisture, and it can grow on many different indoor surfaces, including: Wood Paper products Fabrics and upholstery Insulation Ceiling tiles Paint […]

A Guide to Moisture and Mold Removal in Portland

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If you’re starting to worry that you may have a mold problem at home, those worries may not be unfounded. A whopping 70% of households have some amount of mold growing in them. Low mold levels aren’t likely to cause serious problems, but that doesn’t mean that you should leave mold growth alone. Mold can […]

How to Identify Mold in Your Home

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According to statistics, 70 percent of homes contain mold. While not dangerous, mold in your home can potentially affect your health and the structural integrity of your house. While the occurrence of some extent of mold is very common, it is also controllable. Read on to learn about the cause, the effect, and the prevention […]

Residential Guide To Indoor Air Quality

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According to various studies, people in North America and Europe spend 90% of their time indoors. This makes sense as indoors is usually the place where we are most protected from weather and other dangers. However, we’re subject to health concerns involved with indoor air pollution.  A lot of contaminants can get into the air […]

Why Dry Fogging for Mold Remediation Doesn’t Work

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Mold is a common household issue affecting up to 70% of homes in Oregon. Even if your house is new, don’t think you’re not susceptible, as almost 30% of new or remodeled homes are affected by mold issues. Most people don’t know they have a mold problem until they start seeing the evidence of it. […]

How Much Does Mold Remediation Cost?

When we talk about mold, we’re referring collectively to a range of species of microscopic fungi. There are hundreds of thousands of known mold species.  Mold can be found just about anywhere there is moisture, inside or out, and it can grow on any kind of organic matter. You can unknowingly track tiny mold spores […]

What Does An Environmental Consulting Company Do?

What Does an Environmental Consulting Company Do? The Environmental Protection Agency was established by President Nixon in 1970, due to growing concerns about our impact on the environment. The EPA is in charge of creating and maintaining national standards that involve using laws and regulations to protect human and environmental health.  Okay, so, how does […]

What Are the Symptoms of Black Mold Exposure?

What Are the Symptoms of Black Mold Exposure? Black mold exposure is a hazard that many people have heard about, but few know how to prevent it. All that most people know is the name makes it sound scary and toxic — something they never want to deal with. While it is great to try […]

The Warning Signs of Water Intrusion

What is Water Intrusion? Water intrusion is the unwelcome presence of water leaking into the home. It is usually caused by rainwater. Typically, water intrusion in your home is a result of structural damage, poor installation of building materials, degrading materials, or defective building materials. What Problems can This Cause? Water intrusion can warp window […]

How to Prevent Mold In Your Home This Spring

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Mold. The word alone makes most people cringe. Maybe you’ve only encountered mold on old, expired bread. Perhaps you’ve had the unfortunate experience of dealing with a mold problem within your house’s walls.  The not-so-fun fact of the day? About 45 million buildings in the United States are home to an unhealthy amount of mold. […]